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Rotation Options: De La Rosa, Correia, Millwood

Rotation Options: De La Rosa, Correia, Millwood

Correia could be one of the best values on the free agent market.

Yesterday MLBTR released their list of the top 50 free agents, with Tim Dierkes predicting that the Pittsburgh Pirates would sign Hiroki Kuroda.  Today, the rest of the MLBTR writers add their thoughts and predictions on the top 50 free agents, with the Pirates linked to a few more pitchers.

Steve Adams predicts that the Pirates will sign Jorge de la Rosa.

Mark Polishuk predicts that the Pirates will sign Kevin Millwood and Kevin Correia.

Ben Nicholson-Smith also predicts that the Pirates will sign Correia.

My thoughts on each player:

De La Rosa: There's no way the Pirates sign de la Rosa.  This is similar to the Adrian Beltre talk, only there's no rumor that the Pirates have talked to de la Rosa.  Cliff Lee will be the top starting pitching option on the market.  Everyone who loses out on Lee will turn their attention to De La Rosa, which means he's unlikely to sign with the Pirates (unless they drasti...

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